I was in a coffee shop on Thursday waiting for my gf to finish shopping and there was a group of women talking about a friend who had broken up with her husband.She told them one of the reasons for the breakup was their star signs were incompatible.The thing is most of these women were discussing this very seriously.Frankly I think it is a load of rubbish but when I googled it there was a huge amount of articles on the subject.For what it's worth I am an Aries and so is my gf.
If they were simply making statements about the sun sign (birth month), then it is no doubt rubbish. A friend of mine used to write the horoscopes for a newspaper chain, and he quite literally just made stuff up -- whatever he felt like saying at the time. So if these women were just assuming that because she was a this and he was a that, they can't be compatible, then I'd agree absolutely that it's bunk.
TBH, I don't know all that much about astrology, but I do know people who do, and it's actually very complex. Just because you and your gf are Aries, for example, doesn't mean you are compatible. There are 9 planets in inter-relationship, and each will be in a different sign at the moment of your birth, and in a different position depending on the place. And any real astrologer will tell you that you need to map out these positions and signs, and examine those inter-relationships to make any sort of accurate interpretation.
Astrology is everyone's favorite whipping post example of pseudo-science, but while I'd agree that lots of it, especially the pop stuff in newspapers and magazines is 100% bunk, I also think it's totally dismissed out of hand by people who have no idea of what it is and what it involves, and no inclination to test their own hypotheses.
I wouldn't have broken up with my husband if our star charts showed us to be incompatible -- but I would've broken up with him if we actually were incompatible on important issues. And it's possible that since I had those star charts, I might be reflecting back on them, and then overheard in a cafe saying that we had to break up because our star charts showed we were incompatible. Just sayin'